is an interdisciplinary field that aims to apply techniques
from computer science, information science, operations
research, applied mathematics, and statistics for balancing
environmental, economic, and societal needs for sustainable
development. The main focus is on developing computational and
mathematical models and methods for decision making concerning
the management and allocation of resources in order to help
solve some of the most challenging problems related to
sustainability. Computational sustainability problems are
unique in scale, impact, complexity, and richness, often
involving combinatorial decisions, in a highly dynamic and
uncertain environment. The research pursued is inherently
highly interdisciplinary, bringing together computer
scientists, applied mathematicians, statisticians, biologists,
environmental scientists, biological and environmental
engineers, and economists.
Workshops and Conferences
Papers and Reports
over the past six centuries" (.pdf)
Green IT: Principles and Practices"
Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity"
Green IT to Greening with IT" (WWF report) (.pdf)
ICTs to Tackle Climate Change"(ITU GeSI report) (.pdf)
2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information
Age" (The Climate Group report) (.pdf)
dirty is your data?" (Greenpeace report) (.pdf)
Sustainability: Computational Methods for a Sustainable
Environment, Economy, and Society"
Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic
Growth" (UNEP report)
Large-scale Study on Predicting and Contextualizing Building
- "Towards Fully
Autonomous Driving: Systems and Algorithms" (.pdf)
Green: Energy-Efficient Programming to Curb Computers' Power
and honour drive cooperation"
Machine Learning Approach to Pattern Detection and
Prediction for Environmental Monitoring and Water
stresses and impact" (.pdf)
- "A New
Energy Vision for Canada" (.pdf)
'coming true'" (Club of Rome)
Data for Federal Agencies"
Europe, Meter Ticks Off Miles, and Fee to Driver"
electric power grid science"(.pdf)
Grid The Key To A Clean Energy Future"
Transit: Coils Under Pavement Keep Korea's Buses Moving"
imprint of climate change on marine life"
and Uber Could Transform America"
Multi-objective Approach to Balance Buildings Construction
Cost and Energy Efficiency"(.pdf)
Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies
ocean heating reveals about global warming"
Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" (IPCC)
Climate Panel Endorses Ceiling on Global Emissions"
of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be 'Game Over' for Climate"
budget' talks urgent, warns Lord Stern"
brief history of climate science"
Visually Impaired Turn to Smartphones to See Their World"
model global warming projections have done much better than
by Design: Fundamentals for Smart Grid App Developers"
team identifies tipping point in climate change: 2047"
Earth and drones help save Kenya’s elephants"
level in the 5th IPCC report"
are americans driving less? better communication options!"
Trillion-Ton Cap: Allocating The World's Carbon Emissions"
Cars Are Further Away Than You Think"
Social Media to Promote Awareness for a Good Cause"
new European report on climate extremes is out"
Massively Fails to Meet Copenhagen Targets, Calls it
sustainability a dangerous myth fuelling over consumption?"
based assessment of hurricane surge threat under climate
Change and Environmental Risk Atlas 2014"
Mobile Market for Agricultural Trade in Uganda"
and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility — Global Report on
Human Settlements 2013"
Earth reveals untold fish catches"
'Dangerous Climate Change': Required Reduction of Carbon
Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and
Payments Gain Traction Among India’s Poor"
thermometer reveals long-standing, global impact of climate
Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt"
oil: An examination of oil resource utilisation in a
decarbonised energy system"
Navy predicts summer ice free Arctic by 2016"
in Transition: A Look at Changing Travel Patterns in
America's Biggest Cities" (.pdf)
material shortages could put gadgets at risk"
Could Help Farmers Rein In Fertilizer Pollution"
Bodies, Constraints, Dynamics, and Evolution"
Decision Support System for the Design and Evaluation of
Sustainable Wastewater Solutions"
Network Design for Multispecies Conservation"
Projections for the US Revealed"
sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped
climate science in 2013
Cul-de-Sacs Are Bad for Your Health"
Change: A Grand Software Challenge"
Large-Scale Study on Predicting and Contextualizing Building
A Public Data Set for Energy Disaggregation Research"
Inference in Additive Factorial HMMs with Application to
Energy Conservation Through Open Source Metering Hardware
and Embedded Real-Time Load Disaggregation"
Cognitive Power Meter: Looking Beyond the Smart Meter"
load monitoring using prior models of general appliance
appliance load monitoring: Review and outlook"
Assistance for Intelligent Wheelchairs"
Intelligent Powered Wheelchair for Users with Dementia: Case
Studies with NOAH (Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Help)"
change: Planet to warm by 4 degrees by 2100"
Coming ‘Instant Planetary Emergency’"
Algorithms Reduce the Carbon Cost of Cloud Computing"
oil and gas will fry climate: ExxonMobil report"
Learning for Computational Sustainability"
Electric Pricing for Energy Aware Scheduling"
Facebook Make Green Data Center Push"
Facebook 'friends' renewable energy"
Facebook's green and clean arctic data centre"
Oddities, Part 1: Why the Energy World Is Odd"
Oddities, Part 2: Why Green Computing is Odd"
Back on the Language and Hardware Revolutions: Measured
Power, Performance, and Scaling"
- "The trouble
Sixth National Report on Climate Change, 2014"
glued to bees to track movements in Australia"
environments: environmentality and citizen sensing in the
Beginner's Guide to Representative Concentration Pathways"
Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (three volumes)
of Ecological Resilience
through IT: information technology for environmental
- Sustainable Energy -
without the hot air
Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller
Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature
Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the
Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can
Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents
the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological
- Kick The
Habit: A UN guide to climate neutrality
Natural History of the Planet
Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes
Business, Politics, and Daily Life
of Sustainable Engineering
of Sustainability Science and Technology
the smart city (The city is here for you to use)
Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a
- Happy City:
Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is
Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and
Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy
Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology
and the Economy of the Future
to Intelligent Systems in Traffic and Transportation
Videos and Talks
Institutes, Centres, Universities and NGOs
Networks and Associations
Blogs, Feeds and Webinars